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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American Double Red Ale, 30 IBU.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Draft at the brewpub - 2008 version - Poured a very dark ruby red in color with a small tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma was initially all citrus/grapefruit hops, but there appeared some caramelly maltiness in the background. Flavor was very hoppy with lots of citrus/grapefruit and pine resin hops. Initially quite bitter, but the malts come thru at the the end. Finishes nicely bitter and hoppy, but clean and not long lasting. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Hard to tell the color in the dark depths of the Alchemist but light filtered through as ruby. This was hopped very similar to the Holy Cow. Starts bitter and finishes sweet. I like their IPAs more but this was good. Named after a challenging hiking/backcountry skiing trail at Mt Mansfield I presume.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
Clear ruby body topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacings. Leafy hops on the nose although the taste is dominated by the malt flavours. Well malted clean body with unfocussed fruity notes including but not limited to apricots, citrus fruits, berries and even distant strawberries. Finish has some resinous hops. 8% is apparent. Not the best one I had the day I was there but I would have drank that stuff until all Hellbrooke loose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
En ft. Verre dgust la brasserie. Arme: Odeur de malt caramlis et dhoublon rsineux. Apparence: La couleur est ambre. Prsence dun mince col crmeux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel et dhoublons. Longue dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence dhoublons en arrire got. (Rating #977)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
good sized sample at the brewpub. Deep reddish amber in color, lightly hazy. Aroma is malty with caramel and some light chocolate notes, as well as a nice amount of PNW hops- citrus, a bit earthy. Taste is rich malts- caramel and again a bit of chocolate, with a great balanced citrus, pine, earthy hop balance. extremely good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6409) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Draught tulip at the brewpub on 3/10/06
Deep cherry-red color, with some light gold and tan tints, glassy clarity, is obviously unfiltered, but well-settled. Frothy, prominent, chalky-beige colored head is very well-retained providing light lacing.
Smells of a mix of light chocolate matls, touches of sticky caramel and just a hint of crystal malts for color. Not overly dried out or papery from the crystal malt addition, which is a feat in itself. A touch of creamy-sweet pale malt sugars, dry, but lively fruits (apples, cherries, raisins, plums) and a straightforward, but delightfully playful and aromatic hop profile of soft citrus, light soil and bits of wintergreen and controlled pine. The flavor is full of fruity and sprucey hops, at first, with a grainy, unfiltered texture, sticky caramel, near-creamy pale or dextrin malts and tastefully done, lightly drying crystal malts. Some bits of chocolate on the very tail end, with a very tight, low amount of carbonation. Perhaps it dries out a bit too much, with a growing toastiness as it warms, and the hops are only moderately assertive (yet fully flavorful). No alcohol noted in nose or flavor. Brewers that can make crystally/caramelly, PNW hopped, 8% abv double-red ales taste lively, round and balanced are a rare breed.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Cask pint at the brewpub. Muddy light chocolate-brown with a slow-dying small off-white head....chocolaty-herbal nose with tart citrusy hints...alcohol noticeable in the flavor immediately followed by a huge maltiness, chocolate with a bit of licorice, harsh sour/bitter alcoholic finish...unbalanced and not sweet enough, somehow this tastes like a very dry malt liquor to me, and at the moment Im agin it. Major dsappointment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
Strong grapefruit/orange-citrus hops balance nicely with underlying sweet maltiness in the aroma. Clear amber-copper with off-white head that recedes to ring. Grapefruit hop flavour with strong, balancing, sweet, round malt body and some fruity esters. Some toastiness in the finish. Medium body with carbonation that is engaging on the tongue. Very enjoyable! Sampled at the Extreme Beer Festival 2005.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2005
XBF05: Lightly cloudy orange with a small white head, citrus aroma, with some light malts, medium bodied, sticky texture, starts and ends bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Draft, EBF: Amber-orange color, off-white ring. Bold buttery nature in an almost weizenbock like smell of ripened fruits (citrus, banana, pineapple) and dried nuts. Bockish texture, oily low carbonation. Light sour dough and soft maltiness makes this a pillow on the tongue. Gentle fruits are very diplomatic yet very tasty. Good job there.


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